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Speaker Harrell Comments about Today’s Census Release

(Columbia, SC) – House Speaker Bobby Harrell issued the following statement about the release of today’s Census information that will result in South Carolina gaining an additional Congressional seat:

“Today’s Census release shows that South Carolina’s population is growing. Our state’s natural beauty, positive business climate and status as a right-to-work state have attracted more and more people to locate here over the last decade. Gaining a 7th Congressional Seat will give South Carolina’s Delegation a stronger voice in fighting against unfunded federal mandates and overreaching federal programs in Washington.”